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Today I decided to create an article to offer an immediate starting point on how to improve one’s appearance. If you find yourself here you have probably asked yourself this question.
What is the reason why you should want to improve your appearance? The most obvious reason could be to look for a partner. But it is certainly not the only reason. Maybe you’ve just realized that something in your appearance has to change, or maybe your friends or colleagues dress more interesting.
Personally, I believe that people with better looks are given more attention. It’s not just a fact of feeling good about yourself. The appearance is valuable only if you are in contact with other people.
Do you want to build a better perception of yourself to others but you do not know how? You want to feel better when you leave the house. Do you want to become more attractive and are you looking for practical solutions? Have you ever felt, for example, that you felt better for a day or two with new clothes?
If you are interested in any suggestions on how to improve your appearance, keep reading. Before starting, however, I want to remind you that you can subscribe to my blog, so you do not miss future articles. Subscribe here.
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How to improve your appearance
There are some simple precautions that allow you to know how to improve your appearance, and these tips are for men. They are basics that will help to create your own style and improve the combinations.
The other day I read on Facebook a post that I really liked: It was almost like this: “It is said that behind every great man there is a great woman, but we must know that women only follow the winners”. This made me smile. Good looks will not automatically help you win, but it will make you feel better.
How to dress well men
Dress your size
A fundamental step at the basis of dressing is knowing one’s size. This instantly allows you to have a better look. It seems a trivial thing and instead it is not. Very often if the size is not right what you communicate to others is a certain visual disorder (in addition to the inconvenience).
Also you save time in choosing the right clothes. I spent years not knowing my size, so I always took 3 or 4 pants at a time at a fitting.
The first secret to dressing well is knowing and buying the right size. To know what the size is, you need to measure your body, and compare it with reference tables. Here is a guide on the Adidas website.
Discover your colors
Depending on your skin tone, the color of your hair you should find out which colors are better and which are worse for you. It’s a simple thing to do and must be done a single time in life. On my Instagram page I recently published some photos suitable for my colors.
How to use the tone:
If your colors are warm: warm colors will do you good (yellow, red, brown, Khaki beige, etc.)
If your colors are neutral: you may feel good both warm and cold shades.
If your colors are cold: blue, blue, purple, navy and green will be better.
Understand the contrast and similarity
Contrast and similarity are important concepts to understand because they can help you make your look interesting or not. They are two powerful factors to be exploited.
When you combine patterns it is important to know the contrast and similarity.
Contrast is the result of the combination of different colors, materials, styles and textures.
The word itself says: the contrast allows us to create a visual interest. It is used when you want to interrupt a rhythm and focus on a piece of clothing.
The color contrast is the functional combination of colors secondary to the primary color. Ex. Blue with red.
The contrast of texture is the functional combination of very different patterns. Ex. Flowers with micro lines.
The contrast of materials is the successful combination of different fabrics. Ex: a jeans with leather.
The similarity is instead the affinity of color, texture and materials. Using similarity allows you to create a less conspicuous outfit, and avoid the clown effect.
Use the accessories
Accessories amplify your look, a watch, some bracelets, rings and necklaces. Personally I do not like too many accessories. I often use the computer and having rings, bracelets and watches annoys me.
Keep your shoes always clean
What would you say about a person whose shoes are dirty? The question that I always ask myself is: “Alex would you buy a insurance policy from a person with dirty shoes?” I would certainly ask some questions first.
Shoes must always be clean. Especially leather shoes, or white shoes. Take a few minutes in the evening to clean the leather of your shoes. This will immediately extend your life and protect your investment. A good pair of shoes costs. It is easier to keep shoes clean than to buy new ones every week.
Another very useful tip is to use wooden shoehorns. The wood will absorb the sweat and keep the shape of the shoe.
Find out how to combine patterns in matching clothes
The patterns must be matched by contrast. The reason is that if the patterns are too similar, they will make the juxtaposition not harmonious.
So a simple rule is to combine the most different patterns and to minimize the juxtaposition of similar motifs.
Cut your hair regularly
There is no better impact than always having neat hair and beard. A well-groomed look will increase trust towards other people. They will think that I respect, taking care of and improving your appearance.
I recently reviewed Ted’s Grooming Room, because I found good service at an acceptable price.
Clean your nails
Cleaning your nails includes cutting your nails regularly and washing your hands several times a day. Often we men think that too well treated hands are a symptom of femininity. I think differently, I like to see a hand treated and without dirt, even male.
My problem is that I bit my nails so baldy that some nights I went to bed with aching fingers. The vicious circle consists in tearing the skin with the teeth. When the body tends to rebuild the injured part, it creates a slightly harder layer of skin, which bothers and causes further skin to be removed.
Sometimes I was so ashamed of my hands that I did not show them at all for example at a business meeting.
I managed to solve the problem with willpower, but I really struggled, I admit it.
Drink lots of water
Personally I was not a person who drank a lot. I changed my mind when I started bringing a 1-liter and a half bottle every day to school, and trying to finish the bottle completely. Within a week my hair was more beautiful, acne was gone, the skin seemed more alive.
There are apps that have the sole purpose of remembering to drink from time to time, because all you really have to do is remember to drink.
Personally I drink a lot in the morning and I quit at about 4.00 pm I do not want to wake up at night because I have to go to the bathroom.
It is useless to underline how much smoking hurts. Instead, it is useful to spend a few words on how to stop it. I smoked, I started as a boy and I carried this weight on my shoulders for several years.
I really solved this problem thanks to a book: “It’s easy to stop smoking: if you know how to do it”.
I bought the book at a gas station while I was coming home from the summer holidays .. I had been in Croatia on holiday with friends, the weather was not pleasant at all and so we spent a lot of time at home (smoking). I read the cover at the gas station and in that moment I realized that I had a problem, and that I wanted to solve it.
It did not happen by chance, I tried several times and I failed. But in the end I did it. Now I have neither the desire nor the desire to pollute my body voluntarily.
Vitamins are an important aspect for the human body. They are not a replacement of food, they are an integral part of nutrition. Feeling tired does not help. I purchase vitamins monthly from this site. I recommend taking them over breakfast, certainly not the night before going to bed.
This is the website I use to buy vitamins.
Try to put these points into practice one at a time, when you feel you have successfully implemented one point, move on to the next one.
Take a picture right now. Evaluate the elements of this list one by one and identify which of these points is not optimal. When you have applied all these points, take another picture again. Look at the before and after and send me the result.
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